35 Products That’ll Make You Say, “Oh, Other People Have That Problem Too”

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks there has to be a better way to butter corn on the cob.

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Game-changing ceiling fan pulls, because apparently I’m not the only one who cannot for the life of me remember which cord controls the light and which controls the fan. Honestly, why don’t they make all ceiling fans with these?!?

Promising review:This is the definition of ‘product you didn’t know you needed because you didn’t know it existed.’ I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh no…now the fan’s on high. Need to change the fan speed? Eek…now you’re in the dark). They’re a much better quality than I expected. They’re actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor (when you notice them — most of the time, who even thinks about a ceiling fan pull chain?). As an added bonus, my infant daughter loves staring at them while I change her diaper or jammies. I tap them to make the chains swing, and it’s instant fascination, which helps make my job easier!” —LHD

Get them from Amazon for $6.59.


Sleep-saving LED light-blocking stickers to take the annoying lights on all your household gadgets from wayyyyy too bright to *just right*. These are lifesavers for anyone who’s ever stared with loathing at their clock in the middle of the night, wishing they could somehow reprogram it to be less bright and obnoxious.


Promising review: “Works as advertised. Didn’t realize how badly I needly these in my life! I have a media PC in my living room under my TV and directly across from the main couch. The LED is extremely bright and obnoxious, especially in low-light situations. One of these dimmed the LED the perfect amount and I can definitely still see that the PC is on, but without the annoying blue beacon that can be seen from space. The variety of options included guarantee that you should have the correct size to dim whatever LEDs you have. Highly recommend.” —IPman501

Get a pack of over 100 stickers from Amazon for $7.89.


Clever pant waist extenders for making old jeans that are just a little too tight feel comfy again, or for making your fave trousers work during early pregnancy or after a medical procedure. And, of course, you can also use these to make real (read: non-sweat) pants more quarantine-level comfy. No, these aren’t just something out of your dreams — we could all use a little extra room.


They can provide up to 2 inches of extra room!

Promising review: “They work great. I had a kidney transplant and the new kidney was put in around the waistline, which made all my pants tight. I have several pairs I would’ve had to replace, but waist extenders did the trick.” —jde

Get a pack of 13 (with a mix of hooks and buttons) from Amazon for $15.95.


A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet that’s so simple yet game-changing, because apparently shouting “HEY ARE THESE DISHES CLEAN OR DIRTY” is a common refrain in other people’s homes, too.


Literally a daily conversation while I was quarantining with my family.

Promising review: “Such an easy (and attractive) fix for such a dumb problem. I love it.” —Megan T.

Get it from Amazon for $5.30.


A convinient corn on the cob-buttering knife sure to make you wonder why you’ve ever let the joyous experience of corn on the cob be ruined by greasy fingers, unevenly seasoned corn, and inferior butter knives. See, I’m not a messy eater!!! Corn is just impossible!!!

The Grommet

OK maybe I am also a messy eater.

Anyway, you can use the cool shape of the knife to slice off the end of a stick of butter or scoop some out of a tub. Plus, it’s top-rack dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “This is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. I hate buttering corn on the cob! It’s messy, butter falls off the knife, etc. This genius little thing makes it easy. Love it!” —Christa

Get one from Amazon for $9.99 or a set of two from The Grommet for $13.95.


Beyond handy grocery bag handles made for anyone who REFUSES to make multiple trips into the house with their baggage. These babies make it possible to carry way more at once and can even hold the bags together in the back of the car so they don’t spill.


Reviewers note they can also be used with reusable bags, not just plastic, as long as the handle straps aren’t too long!

Promising review: “It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don’t go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?” —Rosemary Smith Dattler

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.


This Texas-based small business stocks lots of helpful kitchen products, including plenty of other accessories for your prized KitchenAid mixer.

Promising review: “The second handy item from this seller that I’m loving! For years now, my mixer heads have taken up valuable space in my cabinet and when you have limited space, you look for solutions. This gadget is now installed under a cabinet out of the way. I think it actually looks like a bit of kitchen sculpture. A clever solution to keep clutter at bay!” —esmosmom

Get it from 3DHomeSolution on Etsy for $12 (available in three colors and with your choice of Command strips or wood screws for mounting). You can also get a version that just holds a single attachment here.


Double-sided carpet tape for anyone who is pretty much unable to step onto their favorite rug without slipping so much it’s like a full-on, Disney-movie-montage-worthy magic carpet ride. Your clumsy self can enter ~a whole new world~ with this stuff.

Promising review: “Finally, a product that works!!!!! I have bought at least five other products trying to anchor my hallway runner to the floor, since it slides everywhere on the laminate flooring. This tape is finally what worked. I will definitely buy it again for any future needs!” —LB

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.


A simply brilliant bracelet fastening tool, because you are correct — lobster claw bracelets are just unnecessarily impossible to fasten. This allows you to hold one end of your bauble steady instead of trying to contort your hands into unnatural positions just to put on your jewelry.


Promising review: “I can’t believe I waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they’re slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again.” —Cat Mom

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).


Smart double shower hooks designed by someone who must have understood your desire to swap out just your curtain or just your liner without having to basically dismantle your whole shower setup every time. Let’s leave the shower curtain struggles to the Bates Motel, shall we?


BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly has and loves these. Check out her full shower hook review (#3).

Promising review: “Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar.” —CASEINPOINT

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $8.76+ (available in three colors).


A winged eyeliner stamp 5,000+ reviewers swear by because it takes getting a perfect cat-eye from time-consuming and near-impossible to quick and easy. Because not everyone was born with beauty YouTuber-level skills, and that is very much okay.,

Each order comes with two double-sided pens (one for the left eye and one for the right). One end features the wing stamp for the corner of your eye, while the other is a regular eyeliner pen to finish the look on your lids.

Promising review: “Tried wings over and over again with NO success until I purchased this wing stamper. Best invention ever!!! Stayed on, didn’t smudge through humid and 85-degree weather. Went to wash at night and wet my face, and the liner did not budge. Was very easy to wash off with soap and water though. Would buy again!” —Heang

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in three sizes).


A waterproof notepad that was probably invented by someone who shares your habit of having (then promptly forgetting) vitally important shower thoughts. Wait…do we think they came up with it…in the shower???


You can use it with any regular pencil, but it includes one that says “No more great ideas down the drain!”

Promising review: “THIS PRODUCT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!! As a working mom of two preteens I have such trouble keeping things straight. When I shower it’s quiet alone time and so many thoughts run through my head. This allows me to capture them before they are lost. Highly recommend to anyone who wishes they could capture those. Writes and erases under shower stream, pages tear easily and dry fast! No smear and you can write on it with a regular pen after it dries if you want to add or cross off. Well worth it!!” —mom of 2

Get it from Amazon for $9.75.


A special “bib” for your splashy faucet, because *everyone* drips water at least a bit when they wash their hands or dishes — you’re not doing it wrong. Especially if you live in an NYC apartment with a very strange water pressure-to-sink-basin ratio like I do.


It’s from an Oregon-based small business, and you can also message the seller for a custom design.

Promising review: “LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care. Highly recommended!” —Alina

Get it from TwoLilacsStudio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).


A handy little gadget designed to ensure you never accidentally forget about your furry friend (and so you can stop second guessing whether or not you did when they give you those puppy dog eyes).,

Promising review: “I use this to keep track of whether or not I gave my dog his pill in the morning and evening. It has eliminated the ‘did I or didn’t I’ question. I’d recommend this to anyone with a dog or who needs to remember anything.” —Rachel Senterfeit

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.


An oh-so-helpful plastic bag holder for those moments when you feel like you’d need one or two additional limbs to stop meal prep from being such a mess. We’ve all been there — so why have we lived without these for so long?,

Promising review: “I prep my meals a month at a time and these make it much more convenient. These are especially helpful with raw meat, as I can use two hands while prepping the food and don’t have to worry about keeping one clean to open the bag. I’ve also used them to portion out servings and ounces of meat when placed on a scale. They’re not made of anything incredibly strong, but they’re sturdy enough for full Ziploc bags of food.” —Julie M

Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.35.


The ToiletShroom, a flexible unclogging tool for anyone who has ever been in a ~situation~ where a regular plunger was just not going to cut it, or who has ever been disgusted by the splashy mess plunging can result in. There is a better way — poo knew?


This slim plunger can reach way deeper into your toilet to take on stubborn clogs. You can even use it like a squeegee along the sides of the bowl in place of a toilet brush. Plus, it comes with a sleek and discreet caddy!

Promising review: “Honestly I didn’t think this was going to work, BUT I am so glad I was wrong! I love how easy it is to use and most of all, how QUICKLY it unclogs my toilet!!! I just shove it down the toilet hole, use the motion of pushing it in and out a couple of times, take it out completely, and the toilet drains with ease! I’m not using all my strength to unclog toilets anymore, and no worries about nasty toilet water splashing everywhere, and it cleans super easily….BEST THING I EVER BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET!!!” —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


An efficient blind cleaner brush that recognizes how tough it is to reach those crevices, it really does. But letting all that dust sit there would just be (window)sill-y.


It comes with five microfiber sleeves!

Promising review: “Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years???? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS!!! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won’t break any time soon.” —marionvgt

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).


A simple-yet-brilliant lid organizer with adjustable dividers so you can finally, finally, FINALLY find the lid that actually fits the container you’re using. *Extremely dramatic infomercial voice* If your reusable container drawer looks like a lawless wasteland, please know that you’re not alone — but there is hope.


Promising review: “This product does exactly what it’s supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer.” —S. Hawthorn

Get it from Amazon for $15.12+ (available in three sizes).


A motion-activated toilet light that’s a dream come true for people who always have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (big mood) and want to be able to see what they’re doing without subjecting their sleepy eyes to the harsh bathroom light.,

It’s got over 4,000 positive reviews! You can choose between five brightness settings and 16 colors, or have it cycle through different colors. It automatically turns off when you leave or turn on the bathroom light.

Promising review: “This is the greatest thing for kids or adults alike. I have it set on just the blue light. When I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, it makes me smile. It lights up enough for you to see, but isn’t bright enough to be bothersome or wake you up. It’s easy to install and I’d recommend it to anyone. I showed it to a friend at work and they are buying it for their grandparents who complained about getting up in the middle of the night in the dark.” —Amazon customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.95. Get the required AA batteries here.


Adjustable bedsheet fasteners, because apparently you’re not the only one who wakes up with their fitted sheet in a crumpled mess at least twice a week. Trust me — same.


Promising review: “My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They’re the kind of thing you’ll never know how you lived without before.” —LinseyB

Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).


Latex-free, reusable toe covers here to solve the lifelong problem of bandages and other covers never staying on your toes. These will keep you comfy no matter what blisters, corns, ingrown toenails, and calluses have to say about it.,

They’ve got over 1,500 positive reviews!

Promising review: “I cannot live without these for 12-hour hospital shifts. This is an unbelievable product! I work 12-hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left big toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. Underneath my socks and athletic shoes I completely forgot I was wearing it — bonus! The silicone is very soft and flexible and cleans easily. The product is priced well for the quality and quantity that is provided. Would absolutely recommend this since it’s held up quite well for the 17 hours I often have it on (from the time I wake up until I’m back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape.” —LJ

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.24 (available in two sizes and two colors).


Specially designed hoodie hangers for those of you who have developed quite the hoodie collection in quarantine (or before) and struggle to keep them organized but still easily accessible in your closet.


They’re from a Kansas-based small business! The black clip attachment is removable, so you can use it to secure the hanger on smaller rods or take it off and just hang it like a normal hanger!

Promising review: “We are a hoodie household. I think everyone in this house has at least six or seven hoodies! And prime hoodie hanging spots get overloaded regularly. These hooks are a fantastic solution to our problem.” —divamiki

Get a set of five from VenalliBuilds on Etsy for $20 (available in three colors).


A low-key genius burger holder sure to make anyone who tends to make a mess while eating feel super seen. No more spilling on your shirt, losing precious toppings out the back of the bun, or having to strategically calculate which bites to take for minimum mess. It’s great for when you’re on the go without real plates available, too.


It’s dishwasher safe!

Promising review: “I have neuropathy and everything I pick up to eat turns into a squashed mess, so as soon as I saw this I ordered it. First hamburger I’ve eaten without it turning into a mess in years. I loaded up the burger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and mayo, and every bite was delicious!! I LOVE IT!!!!!” —Paul Roup

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.


The Thaw Claw, a handy tool you can attach to the bottom of your sink to keep packages of food in place while you thaw them underwater — because yes, you did forget to take that steak out of the freezer even though you were reminded multiple times. ~Meat~ the product that’ll help you thaw your protein in under half an hour, up to seven times (!!!) faster than usual.


Thaw Claw is a Black-owned business that’s been featured on Shark Tank, HSN, and Good Morning America!

Promising review: “At first this looked gimmicky, but I saw a need for something like this. I use vacuum bags to freeze my meat and with our schedules, thawing out our meal for that evening often includes placing the frozen block in water to thaw in a reasonable time. Without this item, I was left to put a heavy pot or iron skillet on top to keep it in submerged to speed the thawing process. This device, with its suction base and spread design, keeps the food item under its fingers to allow the thawing process to complete in less than half the time by just putting it in the water. And before you object, ‘that’s not safe, the temperature will rise too much and promote bacteria growth’ — I have ServSafe certs. I know my time and temp levels and those are in no way even close to approaching the danger zone unless you leave it for hours before cooking. I recommend this item for anyone, but especially anyone who has time constraints for evening dinner prep or any other time for that matter.” —mudhen7

Learn more about safe food thawing methods here.

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).


A game-changing salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel body acne spray, because even if we don’t like to talk about it, pretty much *everyone* sometimes gets zits places other than their face. Don’t turn your back on backne, people!


It’s cruelty- and paraben-free and the bottle is recyclable!

Promising review: “I love how EASY this spray is. It’s always been an issue remembering to apply acne products on my back and it’s always annoying if I miss a spot. This spray is so easy and dries fast enough and WORKS. Especially for that price!! And I’ve barely made a dent in it and it’s almost been a month. Doesn’t ball up or anything by the way. Sinks right in! No irritation. :)” —Redlipsivania

Get it from Versed for $14.99.


The Drop Stop, a car seat gap filler for anyone who has ever lost a pair of keys, a phone, or a french fry in the depths of their vehicle. This simple product is sure to make you wonder, why aren’t all cars just made like this?!?!


Promising review: “The gap between the seat and center console in our car is big enough to lose french fries and debit cards in, but not big enough to fit my adult hand when I try to retrieve anything. Now, with the Drop Stop, I don’t have to worry about it anymore. It’s great when it keeps things from going into the Gap of No Return. Once, I was in the car by myself and I literally said out loud, ‘Thank you, Drop Stop,’ like I was in an infomercial.” —Rhett A Lahey

Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99.


An Oxo dish squeegee for folks who hate touching icky food residue as much as I do, or who think that the REAL conversation we need to be having is how cleaning up the sink after doing dishes is worse than doing the dishes themselves. This baby can help with all of that (and cut down on your paper towel usage in the process).


It’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe, so it can be reused approximately a zillion times more than your grimy kitchen sponge. Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

Promising review: “This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment, with a small kitchenette. Our sink likes to spray everywhere, and we don’t have a garbage disposal. This product is not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn’t go down the drain), but it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere!!” —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.


Super convenient shower curtain clips to put an end to those small (and not-so-small) bathroom floor floods you seem to cause every morning once and for all.

Promising review: “Got these to hold our shower curtain in the camper. The curtain on our camper shower is just barely wide enough, so water would leak out. Not anymore!!! They blend in, so they look great. Just slide the curtain in and go — no more clean up after your shower. Wish I had discovered these years ago.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99.


A genius dongle case, because you’re definitely not the only one who’s always losing yours in the abyss of your bag or pockets. Just clip this to your wallet or keyring and never be dongle-less when you want to listen to music or watch a video again.


It’s from a Black-owned Etsy shop!

Promising review: “Love it. I’m always losing my cord or leaving it in my other jacket or pants pocket. Now all I have to do is put it back on my keyring. Brilliant!!!” —Mel

Get it from DukeofCases on Etsy for $17.


A beyond helpful treat dispensing pad if your pupper despises baths above all else. You can just cover it in a spreadable treat like peanut butter and stick to the wall of your tub to trick your dirty doggo into standing still.,

It’s dishwasher-safe, and you can even freeze it with the treat on it to make the yumminess last longer.

Promising review: “Really the best thing for grooming your dog! We use this for the bath, drying, brushing, giving eye drops, etc. Has really changed our experience with grooming our dog who used to hate baths and he’s so much happier too! Only thing is to make sure you watch your pup the full time while licking peanut butter or whatever you put on the slow feeder…we left him after grooming to finish up his peanut butter and he bit a piece of the plastic off and ate it. We learned for next time! Highly highly recommend!” —Arielle

Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in two sizes).


An ingenious split pie pan made for anyone who is either super indecisive about flavors or who has a smaller household. You can make two types at once *or* make only half if you’re craving gooey apple goodness but a full pie would just go to waste., Amazon

You also don’t have to decide between buying this or a regular pie pan, because the split bottom is removable and it also comes with a regular bottom!

Promising review: “I love cherry and he loves apple, but to make two pies would be such a waste since it’s just the two of us at home, and buying store-bought pie just isn’t the same. This was the perfect solution. I LOVE IT!” —Sherry S.

Get it from Amazon for $27.46.


An absolutely inspired car dipping sauce holder that is finally the conclusive proof you’ve been waiting for that other people eat in their cars as much as you do, and have also realized the center consoles were not made for ketchup. You’ll pity your fellow fast food patrons who are still spilling ranch all over their seats.

It’s designed to be able to hold different sizes of sauce containers depending on whether you position them horizontally or vertically, and it even comes with a removable tray you can squeeze sauce packets into.

Promising review: “This is the best invention ever! I’m a sauce queen and this allows me to have sauce in my car without wasting it! Who ever invented this knows my love language!” —Quintana

Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).


Bushbalm’s nude oil, aka a cruelty-free and vegan tea tree, jojoba, copaiba, and grapeseed oil blend made just for healing and preventing ingrown hairs — especially in more private places. Glad to know I’m not alone in this constant summer struggle.


I just recently received a sample of this lovely stuff, which is from an Ottawa-based small business, and I have already seen a difference in how my bikini line looks after shaving! I always struggle with razor bumps in the down-there area specifically, but this oil helps keep it soft, smooth, and bump-free! The brand recommends applying it right after getting out of the shower, and you can even use it to spot-treat ingrown hairs. I’m pretty ~scent~sitive to smells, and the tea tree scent is really lovely and refreshing (it smells like a spa)! I also love the pump-style dispenser, so I don’t make a greasy mess every time I use it — which, from now on, is gonna be pretty much all the time. I’m sooo excited to wear swimsuits this summer without all the bumps and irritation!

Get it from Bushbalm for $26.


A clever cap washing cage, so you’ll be able to pop baseball caps in the top rack of your dishwasher or top-loading washing machine to get them looking like new. Someone out there must struggle to clean their precious cap collection as much as you do, so hat’s off to whoever invented this.

Promising review: “I bought these as a gift for my brother-in-law. I was worried at first and suggested that he wash a hat that he doesn’t mind ruining just in case. He had about $300 worth of hats that were ‘ruined’ due to the wet weather causing mold on his hats. He washed one and was pleasantly surprised! He was able to make his hats good as new again! He has a regular top-loading spinning washer and it didn’t bend his hats. Great gift idea for the hat lover in your life!” —Alyssa

Get it from Amazon for $8.78.


A hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-mold, and anti-yeast panty wash formulated by an actual gynecologist — so yes, she really *does* understand the problem you’ve had your whole vagina-having life and haven’t wanted to talk about. It’ll be delicate on your delicates but tough on all the gunk (yes, I am talking about discharge) you need to wash out of them.

Clean And Cute

This Black-woman owned brand is the genius creation of Philly-based OB/GYN Dr. Tosha Rogers, and it’s good for bras too!

Get it from Clean & Cute for $14.99.

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